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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The City is working hard to do what it can to protect our community and staff and is taking steps to try to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

Please note - all information on this page are up to date at the time of publishing. We will continue to update this page periodically. 

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The City is working closely with the WA Health Department and is making decisions based on their advice. 

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Our services have moved online

While closing our facilities (The City of Bayswater Civic Centre, Bayswater Waves, The RISE, Bayswater, Maylands and Morley libraries) to the public has been essential to protect our staff and community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis - this does not mean we are closed for business. 

From submitting a planning application, to requesting a street tree - you can do it all online on the City of Bayswater website. 

While some forms may still need to be downloaded, we're working hard to move everything online as quickly as we can. Please bear with us while we make this happen, and give us a call on 9272 0622 if you have any questions or need a hand filling out a form.

Buy in Baysie

We’ve made it easier to support your favourite local business during the Coronavirus crisis. Buy in Baysie is an online directory of City of Bayswater businesses who have adapted to serve you in new ways. 

Order your favourite meal delivered to your doorstep, join an online yoga class or send a gift to a friend. Let’s all do our part to support local businesses. 

Find a Buy in Baysie business


Become a Buy in Baysie business

 

Further support for our community and local businesses

    Support for local businesses

    We understand the pressure this pandemic is putting on local families and businesses and it is important we work together during this national health emergency.

    The City is talking with local businesses to identify their needs, look at ways we can support them and provide information on how to access funding from the State and Federal government.

    To visit our business support page - click the link below.

    Local Business Support

    COVID-19 Committee

    At a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday 18 March, Council resolved to establish a COVID-19 Advisory Committee to provide feedback from the local community and fast track decisions where necessary.

    The City has allocated $75,000 from its current budget to deal with the crisis.

    What else are we doing?

    Customer Service

    All City faciltiies are closed to the public.. This includes our libraries, Bayswater Waves, The RISE and the Civic Centre. 

    This does not mean our regular services are stopping, you can still submit planning applications, request tip passes and everything else you'd normally do. Find information about what you're looking for on our website, or give us a call on 9272 0622.

    Events and Community Engagement

    We have cancelled all events and programs for the near future. We have also cancelled all face-to-face community engagement activities. 

    You can still take part in community engagement online, here.

    We will continue to monitor the situation with the best interests of our community and staff in mind.

    Libraries

    The City's three libraries at Bayswater, Maylands and Morley are now closed.

    Members can still access a whole range of library services online - click below to find out more.

    Libraries Online

    Bayswater Waves and The RISE

    Both Bayswater Waves and The RISE are now closed until further notice. 

    All memberships have been suspended and all direct debits paused. 

    Any direct debit payments for Learn to Swim lessons have been paused, and any prepaid fees will be credited for future use when we are up and running again.

     

    Community Centres

    As of Friday 20 March, the City’s Community Centres in Bayswater and Morley will close for the foreseeable future. 

    Our centres are places where our seniors gather to play cards, socialise and participate in group activities. The City also organises bus trips to tourist locations. Given that our seniors are in the high risk category for contracting the virus we are taking the precautionary measure of closing our community centres.

    We are mindful of the social isolation some seniors may experience following the closure of our community centres and we are currently investigating ways we can support our members. Unfortunately, at this time, the risk to our older community members is just too high for our centres to remain open.

    For this reason casual staff from the City’s Recreation Centres and Libraries have joined the Community Development team to call our Community Centre's program for older adults 800+ members to check if they have any family support and help them understand any changes that are happening.

    Council and other meetings

    Council meetings will now be taking place remotely via Zoom. 

    Deputations

    If you wish to provide a deputation, please put it in writing and email it to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au by 1pm the day of the relevant meeting. If you wish to present verbally, please contact us. Find out about Deputations here.

     

    Public Question Time 

    Public Question Time submissions must be submitted in writing to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au by 1pm the day of the relevant meeting and will be read and answers provided after the meeting. Find out about Public Question Time here. 

     

    If you wish to listen to the audio recordings of any Council Meetings you can do so here.

    The City has cancelled all other non-essential meetings based on the Federal Government's advice. 

    The City's budget

    We are mindful of the pressure the escalating situation is putting on household budgets and last night agreed to investigate a zero rate revenue increase.

    The City has allocated $75,000 from its current budget to deal with the crisis.

    Justice of the Peace

    RAJWA's Justice of the Peace Service, hosted by the City, is now cancelled. 

    We will review this as events unfold. 

    Working from home

    If you're temporarily working from home because of the Coronavirus and your normal work place is not at home, you do not need a home office registration from the City.

    A home office registration is required for people who are self-employed and work from home on a permanent basis. A home office registration is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting the home office registration form to the City via the link below: 

    https://www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/development/business/business-approvals,-permits-and-guidelines/home-based-businesses

    Home occupations and home businesses which entail customers coming to your property (eg. a home beauty business) still require planning approval.  For further information please contact the City's Development Approvals on 9272 0921.

    Community Care Team
    The establishment of a community care team is part of our aim to connect the most isolated and vulnerable in our community.
     
    Casual staff from the City’s Recreation Centres and Libraries have joined the Community Development team to call our Community Centre's program for older adults 800+ members to check if they have any family support and help them understand any changes that are happening.
     
    We also know that there any many wonderful people in our community who would like to do their bit to help. While we don't yet have a need for extra volunteers, we're creating a register to ensure anyone who wants to assist, can, if the time comes. Please hold tight, we are currently indundated - so we will only be getting in touch if the time comes. 
     
    If you'd like to be added to the register, please fill out the form below.
     
    Rangers and Security

    The City's Rangers and Security team are running as normal, the only change is that we are no longer offering face-to-face customer service.

    You can still reach our team over the phone here.

    Playgrounds, skateparks and community exercise equipment

    All playgrounds, community exercise equipment and skateparks in the City of Bayswater are now closed. 

    Signage is located across the City, advising of the closures. 

    While we understand your disappointment, we would like to reassure your safety is our top priority. For ideas on how to stay entertained at home visit www.bayswater.wa.gov.au/libraries

    For more information 

    To find out more about the Coronavirus visit:

    Information in languages other than English

    Click below to access information in languages other than English.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Multilingual Resource Library

    Information in Easy English

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